Ok, here is a story that may not sit well with everyone but please understand that I tried my best to fix it 🙂
Its been going on for a couple of years now, I have a Wood rat that is huge and she and I have been quarreling about where she intends to put her house. She apparently really wants to be close to the backdoor and no way am I gonna allow that. I cut down the trees next to the doors, stopped feeding this summer and moved the birdhouses that she was also using…….and then
It was another super hot day so we have been using the BBQ a lot. My husband went out to start the grill when he returned with a quick get out here!!……sure enough on the grill itself was a new nest that she had just apparently built. It was too much for me to take and I have spent years attempting to move her back to the forest. But she pushed me to far.
It was comical for my neighbors I’m sure. All they could hear was OH MY GOD, GET IT , YUK, etc I had the garden hose and my husband had the shovel. It happened fast as I blasted water into the BBQ and the rat jumps out to be cornered by my husband. I wont go into detail but she was deceased and put into the forest. I removed the nest from the BBQ and threw the BBQ away 😦 I felt so bad, who am I to do that when I try so hard to keep a happy balance, but darn it she just refused to listen. But wait….
Three days later as I was putting my food out again I seen something in the feeder. I was thinking oh buster why do you look so funny and then as I got closer I stopped and said OH MY GOD!!!! Is that the rat !!!!!!!!
I called my husband immediately and as he answered I said “Hey you got that rat didn’t you?” which he said ??? He got quiet and said “yes” ……Well I said, then we have Pet Cemetary !!!!! I described the visible wounds only to confirm that Yes it’s that rat…now I’m creeped out.
It was AWFUL, there she was eating in the feeder looking at me like really lady, what kind of animal lover are you.
My husband is saying no way, it can’t be and then he said Get It.
I’m like absolutely not! Mother nature is giving me a “what for”. haha
It was wounded for sure but I couldn’t do it so I waited for nature to take its course.
About 3 days later one of my dogs was by the pond acting odd, and sure enough she had chased this rat and it jumped in the pond, damn I said , now I had to save it. Yuk it’s looking at me like this is your fault lady, and I’m saying to it Go into the Forest darn it, you can’t live here! lol
Again, another couple of days and as I went outside all my dogs were acting strange in the middle of the yard. Yep there is was looking dead in the yard. I grabbed my shovel and went to get it away from them. Nope OMG Not dead!!!!! It was probably a great funniest home video moment but all I can say is it was a lot of ewwwww, gross, barking and kinda screaming but this time I had to do it…….lol so I texted my son who had to help me hahaha
We disposed of it in the forest. And I joked if it comes back again I’m moving.
It was about an hour later I looked outside and on the fence was Harriet the crow, EATING THE DARN RAT on my fence, and then flew off dropping the damn thing in my yard AGAIN. lol this is a SIGN. hahahahaha
It was not something I ever want to do, I tried for years to move her but she just wouldn’t and I just can’t let her live in my yard.
more later 🙂